I mean, about the money for the hospital, you know. And I don't forget a kindness. And I got to thinking about you being left a widow with a little boy if Mr. Wilkes got hung and he's a nice little boy, your boy is, Miss Wilkes. I got a boy myself and so I...
Melanie Wilkes: Oh, you have? Does he live...
Belle Watling quote: Oh, no, ma'am, he ain't here in Atlanta. He ain't never been here. He's off at school. I ain't seen him since he was little. Well, anyway, if it had been that Miss Kennedy's husband by himself I wouldn't have lifted a finger, no matter what Capt. Butler said. She's a mighty cold woman. Prancing about Atlanta by herself.
Melanie Wilkes: You mustn't say unkind things about my sister-in-law.
Belle Watling: Please don't freeze me, Miss Wilkes. I forgot how you liked her. But she just ain't in the same class with you and I can't help it if I think so. Well, anyway, I got to be going. I'm scared somebody'll recognize this carriage if I stayed here any longer. That wouldn't do you no good. And, Miss Wilkes if you ever see me on the street, you don't have to speak to me. I'll understand.
Melanie Wilkes: I should be proud to speak to you. Proud to be under obligation to you. I hope we meet again.
Belle Watling: Oh, no, ma'am, that wouldn't be fitting. Good night, Miss Wilkes.
Melanie Wilkes: Good night, Miss Watling. And you're wrong about Mrs. Kennedy. She's brokenhearted about her husband.
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